We are absolutely enamored of this scintillating Edwardian negligee necklace. It provides an exceptional example of the graceful design that characterized Edwardian style, as well as ever lowering necklines.
The negligee necklace style is characterized by two pendants or gemstones dangling at the front at different lengths. This was considered pretty racy, as it led the eye towards the wearer's décolletage.
Following the ultra conservative Victorian era, the Edwardian era women had more freedom to express their femininity in jewelry like negligee necklaces.
This divine necklace is decorated with a total of five raspberry red glass stones. The top stone is held vertically in place by two thin strips of 9 carat gold on either side.
Two drop-pendant dangle from each side of the center stone and feature a small stone in the center and a much larger stone at the bottom. Of course, as with all negligee necklaces, the two pendants hang at different provocative lengths.
The settings and components that make up the centerpiece are all rendered in beautiful 9 carat yellow gold, all of which has been professionally tested for purity.
The reverse of the center stone boasts a tiny placard reading "9 Ct." The "ct" purity mark is common in Britain.
The chain is not gold but is still a flawless style match.
For today's fashion, this will make a demure, yet powerful accessory statement. It is absolutely gorgeous.
These are hard to find in authentic form and correct era. We are very pleased to be able to showcase this to our customers on Ruby Lane.
Edwardian negligee necklaces are not only highly collectible; they are a special treat to wear for any appropriate occasion.
We consider them investment pieces for any collector's antique jewelry wardrobe.
Measurements: Total length: 14 7/8" Centerpiece measures 3" long Large stones are 12mm, 11mm, and 10mm long and approx. 5-6mm deep Small round stones are 4mm in diameter and 3mm deep Weight: 6.4 grams (0.23 oz)